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Best Quotes and Positive Lessons from Hawkeye – The Series

I had the privilege to attend a Virtual Press Conference for HAWKEYE on Tuesday, November 16th with the cast and filmmakers of Hawkeye, the new Disney Plus series, including: 

  • Jeremy Renner 
  • Hailee Steinfeld 
  • Vera Farmiga 
  • Tony Dalton 
  • Director Rhys Thomas 
  • Producer Kevin Feige 

HAWKEYE Screeners

In addition to interviewing the Hawkeye series talent, journalists covering the press conference were provided screener links of the first 2 episodes of Hawkeye, which was a privilege – and SO MUCH FUN!

My reaction comment:

GASP!!!! Hawkeye is intense, thrilling, and intriguing, but equally sweet, inspiring, and hilarious in unexpected ways. You’ll be obsessed – and that’s a good thing!

I loved watching Hawkeye with my family and this all-new series is not only family-centered, but it also explores other parenting and mentorship dynamics that I really loved in the first two episodes and I’m looking forward to seeing more of in the upcoming episodes – 6 episodes in total, dropping on Disney+ every Wednesday.

You can watch the first 2 episodes of Hawkeye on Disney+ on November 24th so see what I’m talking about!

Hawkeye – The Series

Marvel Studios’ “Hawkeye” stars Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye as he teams up with another well-known and beloved archer from the Marvel comics, Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld.

The cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, and newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez.

Directed by: Rhys Thomas; Bert and Bertie

Production Company: Marvel Studios

Writer: Jonathan Igla

Hawkeye – An OG Avenger

Clint Barton, or Hawkeye, is a family man, an expert marksman and fighter and one of the original 6 Avengers. He’s the sixth Avenger to get his own title lead, and I’m here for it.

Hawkeye puts his talents to good use by working for S.H.I.E.L.D. as a special agent. He’s a loyal friend with a strong moral compass and that at times leads him astray from his direct orders.

5 Epic Hawkeye Moments in the MCU

Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOMFury had sent Barton to kill a Russian assassin codenamed Black Widow. Instead, he offered to bring Natasha Romanoff over to the Avengers, and that’s when they became best friends.

Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOMClint Barton stole the Tesseract and helped Loki and Selvig escape, nearly killing Director Fury and Agent Hill in the process, since Hawkeye was under Loki’s control at the moment.

Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOMAnd this moment is key in Hawkeye, the Disney Plus series: Hawkeye fights the oncoming Chitauri warriors alongside Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk, stealing the scene with his military combat skills and weaponized arrows.

Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOMThis family man flew the Avengers to a safehouse—his secret homestead—where they met Barton’s pregnant wife and children. This happened following the destruction from the battle between Iron Man and the Hulk in a South African town.

Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOMAmidst the battle in Sokovia with Ultron, Hawkeye saved Wanda who was suffering from a panic attack, while giving her the option to stay inside and safe, or to exit the building to fight, as an Avenger.

Hawkeye Quotes – Disney Plus Series

Now let’s explore those epic Hawkeye quotes – some of the most clever Avenger quotes yet!

These Hawkeye quotes are organized by character!

Clint Barton ~ Hawkeye quotes

“You know what’s right down the street? The Christmas tree. The biggest one you’ll see in your entire life.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“There’s a thousand things to do, but the most important thing is that we’re doing it together.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“You’re a kid. My God.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“A 22-year old vigilante. Shouldn’t you be in school?” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“Since when did everyone start saying I love you to everybody all the time?” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“A little girl in a ninja costume stole my Christmas.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

You did it all wrong. Let me fix it.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

I guess you’re not an Art Major.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“You’re just not gonna listen to me, are you?” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“The whole thing’s a problem that I’m going to solve, today, so I can go home to my family.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“I’m not trying to sell anything.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“Emergencies only, or I’ll block and delete you.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“Look, I’m plumb out of patience.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“Call me Clint.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“It’s gonna be the best Barton Christmas ever!” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“It’s been less than 24 hours, you’ve been on the news twice. Impressive.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

“Let’s show mom what she’s missing.” ~ Clint Barton – Hawkeye

Kate Bishop ~ Hawkeye quotes

“I need to protect us.” ~ Kate Bishop

“I need a bow and arrow.” ~ Kate Bishop

“Sometimes you need to dress the part.” ~ Kate Bishop

“It should technically make you cooler, but with all the scary stuff that’s happened since the Avengers appeared, people don’t want that cynical cool thing anymore. They want sincerity. Not self-seriousness, but heart-on-your sleeve sincerity. You are very contained. Keep your cards close to your vest, which you wear over a suit of armor and like, 16 other layers of self-protection. All of which, under, finally, is your heart. So, not exactly on your sleeve.” ~ Kate Bishop

“Your problem is branding.” ~ Kate Bishop

“Your whole thing is that you’re low-key. It’s a very hard brand to sell.” ~ Kate Bishop

“All surprises are unexpected.” ~ Kate Bishop

“People don’t want that cynical, cool thing anymore. They want sincerity. Not self-seriousness but a heart-on-your-sleeve sincerity.” ~ Kate Bishop

“Can we talk? Without the interloper?” ~ Kate Bishop

“When am I not careful?” ~ Kate Bishop

“Stop letting me win.” ~ Kate Bishop

“I saw a dead body. It was a first.” ~ Kate Bishop

“Some people have actually called me the world’s greatest archer.” ~ Kate Bishop

“You’re just constantly looking for anything suspicious or weird?” ~ Kate Bishop

“It gives it character. All famous bells have cracks in them.” ~ Kate Bishop

“Do not destroy this apartment!” ~ Kate Bishop

“You’re Hawkeye!” ~ Kate Bishop

“Oh yes, Clint, you may enter my apartment.” ~ Kate Bishop

“Not showing up at work is not safe.” ~ Kate Bishop

“You’re almost too good to be true.” ~ Kate Bishop

“Sorry for scaring you into telling the truth.” ~ Kate Bishop

Eleanor Bishop ~ Hawkeye quotes

“Maybe growing up in this place you thought solutions would just fall from the sky, but they don’t.” ~ Eleanor Bishop

“Mommies can be pretty fun, too, you know.” ~ Eleanor Bishop

“Why don’t you go grab the Checkers and we can liven things up?” ~ Eleanor Bishop

“Even though this is scary, I’m still the luckiest woman in the world, because I have the greatest little girl in the world.” – Eleanor Bishop

“That’s my job. Whatever you need, I’m here for you.” ~ Eleanor Bishop

“I know that young people think they’re invincible, and rich people think they’re invincible, and you have always been both. So take it from someone who hasn’t – you’re not.” ~ Eleanor Bishop

“Yes, it’s fast. But it’s kind of nice to be swept up in the romance of it. Is there a part of you that could be happy for me?” ~ Eleanor Bishop

“Made you smile.” ~ Eleanor Bishop

“You will get hurt. So please don’t go out looking for it.” ~ Eleanor Bishop

“You get that from your father, you know.” ~ Eleanor Bishop

Derek Bishop ~ Hawkeye quotes

“You shouldn’t eavesdrop.” ~ Derek Bishop

“There’s always gonna be weather. Some people forget the one thing they can control, the choices they make in the face of it.” ~ Derek Bishop

“I would do what I always do. Protect you.” ~ Derek Bishop

Laura Barton ~ Hawkeye quotes

“How’s the problematic wardrobe?” ~ Laura Barton

Cooper Barton q~ Hawkeye quotes

“I may be an idiot, but I’ve got seniority.” ~ Cooper Barton

Lila Barton ~ Hawkeye quotes

“You have a cut on your forehead, dad. What’s going on? Should we be worried?” ~ Lila Barton

“Check it out! A ninja saved a dog.” ~ Lila Barton

“I know everyone misses her, but she was your best friend.” ~ Lila Barton

Nathaniel Barton ~ Hawkeye quotes

“Why is everyone singing and dancing about everything?” ~ Nathaniel Barton

Armand Duquesne ~ Hawkeye quotes

“It’s unfair. I never looked that good in a tuxedo in my life.” ~ Armand Duquesne

“Don’t insult my intelligence.” ~ Armand Duquesne

“I’ve got powerful friends too. The kind you don’t want to mess with.” ~ Armand Duquesne

“Things are about to get very ugly.” ~ Armand Duquesne

“What are you doing, you dope?” ~ Armand Duquesne

Jacques Duquesne ~ Hawkeye quotes

“It’s perfectly natural for her to be hostile. She likely feels displaced by me. She’s testing our new dynamic. She both desires my approval and wants to set firm boundaries.” ~ Jacques Duquesne

“I bought a book. About being a step-dad.” ~ Jacques Duquesne

“I think our common interest is fertile ground for bonding.” ~ Jacques Duquesne

“To be fair, I did downplay my skill… and repeatedly lie about it.” ~ Jacques Duquesne

Extra character ~ Hawkeye quotes

“It’s necessary. You saved our city.” ~ Waiter

“I will remind you that this is for home display only, and you have no idea where you got it.” ~ Auctioneer

“You can’t quit!” ~ Gary

“Mommy, mommy, a superhero!” ~ Child

“I shall be regaling my countrymen with this tale for many years to come.” ~ Grills

Positive Lessons from Hawkeye – Disney+ Series

There are many positive lessons to be learned from Hawkeye and here are some of the ones that stuck out to me:

I loved the representation of the hard of hearing. Representation is very important and this plays a part in the comics, so it’s really beautiful to see it done tastefully and tactfully.

Another part I appreciated is not sugarcoating grief as a normal process and one you share with the people close to you. And within that concept, communicating that what may seem a casual or even exciting event, can actually be triggering to someone who’s experienced trauma or loss.

One aspect I think everyone will appreciate is the mentoring dynamic between Clint Barton and Kate Bishop, especially her father being gone.

And with young Kate Bishop, we see the false beliefs we adopt as children when something impacts us in a negative way: “I need to protect us,” and how these shape our lives.

One of the first things I pointed out to my daughters as we watched Episode 1 was that true friends won’t entice you to get in trouble and then bail on you. This is a challenge for me as a mom, the struggle of the desire to give my children freedom to choose everything – including their friends – and yet, steer them away from those who influence them to take the wrong paths in life.

Another theme I really love is how Clint Barton feels responsible for Ronin. We see himdealing with guilt, regret, and the consequences of a dark part of his past, and that is a great lesson to discuss with our children.

Oh… and can I say just what a great actor Tony Dalton is? The stepfather-wannabe dynamic was so creepy and, unfortunately, many will find it accurate. I do!

Last, but not least, I really appreciated the bathroom scene with the inappropriate request. Having attended many Hollywood red carpet premieres and premiere after parties, I can’t even begin to say how uncomfortable is to see people interrupt important and almost sacred moments just to get a selfie with someone famous. They are people!

Okay, I’ll get off my soap box now.

What is your favorite Hawkeye quote? Share with us in the comments below.

Watch Hawkeye on Disney Plus and follow the series @hawkeyeofficial and @DisneyPlus on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Elayna Fernandez - Bestselling Author - 
Transformational Trainer and Keynote Speaker - Mentor to Mom Entrepreneurs

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